“As Gabe Owen is one one my favorite players, I was watching the match yesterday. Gabe was playing really well and Fabio had missed a few shots. With Gabe up 7-2, Fabio missed a 7 ball that he would make 99.9% of the time. He sat down and Gabe won that game, broke and was running out the next game. He got a little funny on the 7 which led to a little funny on the 8 and his sot at the 9 was now from the rail at a decent angle. Not a hanger by any stretch.
So I am watching and Fabio takes a knee by the corner pocket and I think he is going to give Gabe the game, but then he bangs his head into the corner of the table 4 times. I mean hard like a hammer. He then falls over next to the table and Gabe looks around and says, "this is the craziest thing I've ever seen", and proceeds to call for the referee. Fabio then stands up and is bleeding from the forehead. The ref comes over to clean him up asking for paramedics the entire time. Fabio was pushing him away telling him to get off. They finally calmed him down and when I left he was on the floor outside waiting for paramedics. He did not look good. He asked the ref (I am sorry I don't know his name because he is always there) to apologize to the fans for him. I truly hope he is okay and know, without a doubt, he regrets what he did. Bizarre!”
I guess the incident highlights a different side of pool that others may not realize, i.e., the importance of sponsorships and having an excellent state of mind and body. It is very difficult for billiard players to meet obligations with regards to finances and all when traveling around the world for competitions. After all, professional pool players travel internationally in pursuit of making a name for themselves in the sport. And it goes without saying that such takes a lot out of the pool players, both physically and mentally!
I have also come across reads and threads where railbirds and